Last week CPA attended the London Real Estate Forum (LREF) for a two-day programme of panel discussions, roundtables and receptions with industry and political stakeholders.
The theme of this year’s conference was “People not Property” and invited a number of discussions and presentations on topics such as placemaking, student life and wellbeing. Rosie Day, Director of CPA, represented the Association by moderating a panel discussion on The City of London. The panel discussed how the City is attracting a young, talented and created workforce – as well as highlighting CPA’s “The City as a Place for People” research paper.
The Association co-sponsored the closing reception with our key stakeholder the City of London Corporation, which saw over 200 members and LREF delegates attend. After an introduction by David Ainsworth (CPA President and Chief Executive of CO–RE), Catherine McGuinness (Policy Chair at the City of London Corporation) gave the keynote speech commenting on the growth of City workers and what measures the organisation is taking to ensure the City of London remains a global City of innovation with a natural affinity for business. Sharon Ament (Director of the Museum of London) also provided an updated on the Museum of London and shared the exciting plans for Culture Mile. Arts and culture will be key to the future of the City of London.
CPA were also delighted to exhibit a stand with the City Corporation (pictured above centre) – many thanks to the members who visited us there.